Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Heat Embossing with SU Classic Inks

Hello, Crafters.

Today's video features the God of Love card I shared two days ago, but with a bit of a twist.

I stayed with the same card design, but changed the colour scheme to Berry Burst so I could demonstrate how easy it is to heat emboss using the Stampin' Up! Classic Inks. 

It's a really big help to have a Stampin' Scrub when doing this technique, especially when you're using the same stamp more than once.

For example, on my card I had two flourishes, and three butterflies, so I had to clean the flourish and butterfly stamps in-between stamping.

The process to heat emboss with our Classic Inks starts with wiping the cardstock with the Embossing Buddy as usual! 

Next you ink up your chosen stamp thoroughly using Versamark,  and then ink it in your chosen Classic Ink colour, and then stamp onto your cardstock! 

After you have covered it with Clear Embossing Powder, and flicked off the loose powder, heat set it using your Heat Tool, and watch the magic. 

It's as easy as that!

The following is a list of the paper and cardstock I used for each card:-

1). The original card uses Whisper White and Soft Suede Cardstock (CS), and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. It was heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

2). The Fresh Fig card uses Fresh Fig and Whisper White CS, as well as a design from the Eastern Palace DSP.

3. The video Berry Burst card uses Whisper White and Berry Burst CS, as well as a design from the Naturally Eclectic DSP.

If you haven't given this technique a try, I really recommend you do give it a go - it's very satisfying!

That's about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Hi Jan, this is a technique I want to try definitely. I have heard that it is possible also with pigment inks. I want to find out definitely if this true as I have so many pigment inks that my hubby purchased for me when I started crafting a year ago not realising that I needed dye inks. I had to purchase dye inks as well, I don't want to get rid of my pigment inks if I can use them when heat embossing.

    1. Hi, Lorraine.I don't know the answer to that, so please let me know if you find out the answer. I'm going to the SU OnStage Convention on Friday, so I'll see if I can find out from someone there! I'll keep you posted! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.